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An Important statement from the Chairman of Downers Grove youth Baseball:

Dear Parents,

The safety of all children participating in Downers Grove Youth Baseball has always been the number one priority of the board of directors of DGYB.

On February 14, 2018 the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization act of 2017” was signed into law and became effective immediately.

We are required to have back ground checks of all managers and coaches which DGYB was already administering.  We will continue to have this program as a requirement to manage and coach for DGYB. We are also required to have a safe sports policy in place, which we have included links on our site.  All volunteers will receive this plan along with educational documentation.

Also, please find the following links on our site: Parents Guide to Child Abuse/Molestation Risk Management Program along with the Abuse/Molestation risk Management Program document.  Before the season begins these programs will be discussed with the coaches and they will sign off that they have received this information.


Jim Tremmel

Chairman of the Board of Directors


Parents guide and Volunteer Back Round Check Form

Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer back round check form. Thank You.

General Information Inquiries

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DGYB Board of Directors General Membership Meeting and Election

The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting with election of officers on Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st. 7PM at the Perfect Swing 8251 Lemont Rd. Darien.  Nearly forty active members were on hand over the two evenings to vote for officers. Treasurer and Vice-Chairman were scheduled for election.  Director and Nominating Committee member Jay Mears officiated the election. With no candidate for Vice-Chairman approved candidate and returning Treasurer Jim Sharwarko was unanimously approved for another 24 month term on the Executive Committee.  Chairman Jim Tremmell delivered state of the program remarks while Director Sharwarko delivered a financial report that shows the organization is financially sound. A few questions from those in attendance were addressed by the Chairman and various directors. Many Thanks to those that attended this successful event.

Spring 2022 Registration is open for ages 13-16.

The season has started for ages 6-12. Registration for ages 6-12 is waitlisted at this time; contact to be put on a waitlist.

To Register ages 13-16  Please Click on this Link

Welcome to the 2022 Spring Season for Downers Grove Youth Baseball (DGYB).  DGYB offers 4 Baseball Leagues for children ages 6 through 16. The Leagues are divided among age groups specified below. More information about the Leagues can be found at the Leagues webpage.


For Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2022.  DGYB Babe Ruth Prep 13 includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2022. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2022.

We expect registration for ages 6-8 to be full by February 28, 2022. After that date there may be a wait list. School-based team rosters for ages 6-8 will be filled based in registration date order. 

Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. While there isn't a deadline to register, players with ages 9-12 who wish to register after March 10, 2022 may be placed on a wait list.

Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) teams will be drafted in early April. There may be a wait list for players who register after April 1.

To read more details about each level of play, please go to the 'Leagues' tab at the top of the page or follow this link:


From To DGYB Age League Fees
2015-09-01 2016-08-31 6 Instructional $135
2014-09-01 2015-08-31 7 Instructional $135
2013-09-01 2014-08-31 8 Rookie $170
2012-09-01 2013-08-31 9 Youth $190
2011-09-01 2012-08-31 10 Youth $190
2010-09-01 2011-08-31 11 Youth $190
2009-09-01 2010-08-31 12 Youth $190
2008-05-01 2009-08-31 13 Babe Ruth $255
2007-05-01 2008-04-30 14 Babe Ruth $255
2006-05-01 2007-04-30 15 Babe Ruth $255
2005-05-01 2006-04-30 16 Babe Ruth $255

Players who reside outside DG Park District boundaries are charged an additional $40 Park District Fee


DGYB is looking for new umpires in 2022. Umpires 12 to 14 can register for the Umpire Class of 2022 forming now. (must be 12 years old by 5/1/2022). DGYB provides training, necessary equipment and uniform to all umpires. This year's training class begins February 10, 2022. For more information, please visit our page here Umpire Program Info


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Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2022.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

If you have questions email

Click on the baseball to register.

Click on the baseball to register.


Many Thanks to our 2021 community partners and team sponsors.

We must cut off 2022 season sponsor shirt printing effective 3/25. We will be sure to add you to our website and social media list and efforts to promote your organization or business.

Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2022 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.

Thank You DGYB Board of Directors